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The Annual Best of the Year Thread - 2013

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Kenneth R., Dec 13, 2013.

  1. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    Ironically I think it's the other way. Early albums up to and including that one, then after... meh.

    RE PT: I think it's good news. Their last few albums have not been great.
     
  2. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    Their last 4 albums are my favourite 4, moving in backward order... so this adds to the sting for me.

    I just LOVE the 55 minute The Incident to pieces.

    That being said... a band ending when they're at the top of their game is also respectable. It'll avoid them becoming like the new Simpsons :S
     
  3. ABQShredHead

    ABQShredHead ©1970

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    Symphony X - Les Miserables

    Wait, wut?
     
  4. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    In Absentia was great. Deadwing was great. after that, hit and miss with me. It kind of felt like the music was blurred with his solo stuff and lacking some of the punch. I can see why he decided to give it a rest. They were awesome though.
     
  5. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    I can respect this opinion.

    I'm glad that Frost* is back, though!
    I hope their next album isn't like their second...that was a huge flop for me.
     
  6. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    oh me too! Frost* debut was awesome. Second album was... ???
     
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    So I'm not the only one who traded in the second Frost disc...
     
  8. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    The music AND the production were huge steps backward.
    I was so disappointed.

    The new, studio track on the live album was a good return to form, IMO.
     
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    Frosties Blind @ heart

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    Alter Bridge - Fortress
     
  11. iceandfire84

    iceandfire84 The One Who Knocks

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    Haken - The Mountain
    Scale the Summit - The Migration
    Protest the Hero - Volition

    Still working my way through some of the albums others have listed here with varying results. Great to have all these recommendations to check out!

    Haken definitely made my top list after listening to that.

    Infestissumam didn't really work too well for me after a couple tracks and I didn't even get through the whole thing.

    Pelagial was just a draining album and didn't seem very inspired to me. Most metal gets me pumped up but this one just seemed to make me tired. They also kind of sound like a wannabe Opeth at times.

    Unfortunately I can't seem to find Vallendusk anywhere. Will probably just have to youtube it.
     
  12. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    Vallendusk is still my number 1 for 2013 but I think Tribulation - The Formulas Of Death has caught the 2nd spot.
     
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    I dunno--the first and second songs are maybe the best album opener I've ever heard. "Luoto" just defines epic metal for me. Like I told my wife, it's like they're playing on the edge of a fjord out to the ocean in a most epically triumphant metal fashion. Listen to it with a nice pair of headphones, it's just ridiculous:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w38Bb61ntFY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    "The Unknowing" is also incredible:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsjHvaU5Aik&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    There are a couple of songs that are a little meh, but I love this CD. Never heard of them before Christmas, just stumbled across the first video I linked above late at night with headphones, and ease simply blown away. Swano's production is stunning and flawless. Great guitar sounds and masterful layering of the clean vocals especially. Jeez, I gotta go listen to the album again.
     
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    Well, those are the few stand out tracks on the album. The ballad is ok, and I usually skip the rest. I just think the previous 2 albums from them were better.
     
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    Best album of 2013: Fueled by Fire - Trapped in Perdition

    Runners up:
    Voivod
    Anciients
    Blood Tsunami
    Arsis
    Lost Society
    Black Sabbath
    Hatchet
    Havok
    Evile
    Accuser
    Black Fast
    Power Trip
    Skeletonwitch
    Warbringer
    Toxic Holocaust
    Dream Death
    Ranger
    Windhand
    Avatarium
    The Ocean
     
  16. donKyle

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    stumbled on this the other day



    apparently it was released right at the beginning of 2013. it's not too bad i think
     
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  17. Kenneth R.

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    not bad indeed.

    also, this forum is f'n dead
     
  18. Phanto

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    yeah the forum feels pretty dead. I check it pretty frequently and I post when I've got some new recommendations to share.
    I think the SX boards is actually one of the more active in terms of people viewing, which is surprising.
    it comes in bursts tho, sometime there are even more than one unread topic :p
     
  19. uhhhhmmmm4

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    I check this forum daily, but rarely have anything to add. However, i will post when I do.

    Don't let this forum die!
     
  20. Durakonis

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    I've been a pretty old SYX forumer, but I recessed multiple times, and forgot my nick or password, and joined with new ones. This forum was graet 8 years ago or so.
     

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